So far this year, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has attracted five foreign direct investment projects with a total capital of 40.7 million USD, and permitted four others to increase their capital by 58.75 million USD.

Deputy director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Le Dinh Khanh said local authorities are striving to facilitate investment to such advantageous fields as marine ecotourism, sea port services, urban infrastructure, industry, processing, and education and training.

They are also applying incentives to investors in the Chan May-Lang Co economic zone in terms of tax, administrative procedures, land and labour.

Currently the province counts 69 FDI projects that see an annual growth of 17.2 percent in their revenue.

This year, they expect to earn 10.1 trillion VND (474.7 million USD), pay 1.3 trillion VND to the State budget and provide jobs to over 15,000 workers.-VNA